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Trump urges Palestinians to make a deal - The Times

The White House has demanded that the Palestinian Authority stop paying hundreds of millions of dollars to the families of terrorists locked in Israeli prisons as President Trump began to chase what he called the world's toughest deal: Israeli ...and more »

B'Tselem on hunger strike: Israel must meet Palestinian prisoners' demands for improved conditions - B'Tselem

Prisoners' relatives demonstrating in Jerusalem in support of the prisoners' struggle. Photo by Ammar Awad, Reuters, 27 April 2017. Even if conditions are improved - Israel will still be holding in custody thousands of Palestinians who have had no fair ...and more »

Trump promises big on Middle East peace: 'We will get this done' - Politico

President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to help broker a long-sought peace agreement between Israel and Palestine, promising that “we will get this done.” Accompanied by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who visited the president at the White House ...and more »

Palestinians for Trump: 'He might be the one' -

West Bank leaders are pinning their hopes on an unlikely savior: US President Donald Trump. By Bryan Bender. 5/3/17, 12:30 PM CET. Updated 5/6/17, 9:32 AM CET. Palestinians walk through the Israeli Qalandia checkpoint as Muslim worshippers make their ...and more »

Hunger Strikes Highlight Isolation of Palestinian Prisoners - Human Rights Watch

Demonstrators gather during a rally in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, in the West Bank city of Ramallah April 17, 2017. © 2017 Reuters. On April 16, more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners began a hunger strike. Their ...and more »

What's behind Hamas' new charter? - The Electronic Intifada (blog)

Members of Hamas in Gaza watch a televised press conference by the movement's leader Khaled Meshaal, who is in Doha, Qatar, outlining a new political document, 1 May. Mohammed Asad APA images. Leaders of Hamas released a document outlining their ...and more »

Hamas leader to Trump: Reject 'wrong approaches' to Mideast conflict - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Meshaal's comments came just hours before Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with the US president, with Middle East peace talks set as a priority. By Daniel J. Roth. May 3, 2017 16:21. 2 minute read. Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal and US ...and more »

Hamas accepts Palestinian state with 1967 borders -

Khaled Meshaal presents a new document in which Hamas accepts 1967 borders without recognising state of Israel. 2 May 2017. HAMAS' NEW DOCUMENT: Officially recognises a Palestinian state along 1967 lines; Does not recognise state of Israel; Jerusalem ...and more »

Trump: Middle East Peace Is 'Not as Difficult as People Have Thought' - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. One of Donald Trump's great strengths is his ability to project confidence and bravado nearly constantly. The president is sometimes peevish, and he sometimes ...and more »

GOP Pressures Trump to Take Tough Stance With Mahmoud Abbas - New York Times

WASHINGTON — As President Trump hosts the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, at the White House on Wednesday for the first time, he faces enormous obstacles to his new peacemaking venture — including pressure from his own party to take a tougher ...and more »